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INSTRUCTOR : VERDEFLOR, Jozar Bitancur

SUBJECT : ENGLISH 3, Speech Communication


SCHOOL YEAR : 2014-2015

COURSE SYLLABUS

I. COURSE DESCRIPTION : This course deals with the development of effective oral skills for various situations.
II. CREDIT UNITS : 3
III. TIME DURATION : 54 hours
IV. PLACEMENT : All courses
V. GENERAL OBJECTIVES
At the end of the course, the students should be able to:
1. Understand and appreciate the nature of speech communication process;
2. Become critical of everyday speaking experience and become capable of coping with communication problems at all levels;
3. Train in the effective use of thought, verbal and non-verbal symbols toward ethical speech situations;
4. Practice the art of communication in its totality;
5. Promote goodwill through ethical speech;
6. Integrate concepts on Gender and Development (GAD) and Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) where applicable.
VI. COURSE OUTLINE
Content/Topic Specific Objectives Duration
Activities/Methodologies/Teaching
Strategies
Audio Visual/Instructional
Materials
Evaluation/Assessment
Techniques
A. ORIENTATION
1. Introduction
Orient the students on what the course is all
about

Print materials Recitation
2. Levelling of Expectations
Discuss students as well as teachers
expectations of the subject and of each other

B. COURSE PROPER
1. Language and Communication Define and differentiate communication and
language
2 Lecture/Class discussion
Listening activities
Whiteboard marker Recitation
Gender-Fair Language
2. The Speech Communication
Process
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Meaning of Communication


Describe the process of communication, its
nature, functions, components, types and
levels



o Lecture/Class discussion
o Listening activities
o Oral interpretation
o Games/workshop
o Simulation/Roleplay of DRRM
scenario
o Project
o Power point
presentation
o Pictures
o Multi-media
presentations
o Handouts
o Resource person
One minute papers
Functions of Communication
One sentence summary
technique
Components of the
communication process
Oral presentation
Types of communication The muddiest point
Levels of communication One sentence summary
*Disaster Risk Reduction and
Management(Fire, Earthquake,
Typhoon, Flood)
To prepare students for calamities and
eventualities
o Brainstorming
o Skits on communication-
telephone conversation,
interview, small group
discussion
o Group dynamics
o Buzz sessions

o Film

Blocks to communication Illustrate the barriers to communication Listening test
Values of effective
communication
*The effective Communicator
o Show appreciation of the communication
process by practicing communication skills
when dealing with others
o Appraise the values of effectiveness as
communicators

Performance-based
Assessment
3. The Listening Process 6
Nature and process of Listening Discuss the nature and process of listening Lecture
Audio media
Power point presentation
Paper and pencil test
Types of listening Identify the types of listening Class discussion One minute paper
Types of Listeners Compare and contrast the types of listeners Group dynamics The muddiest point
Ineffective listening Habits Analyze ineffective listening habits Games One sentence summary
Techniques for improving
listening skills
Formulate techniques for improving listening
skills
Listening test
4. On Speech Improvement 15
Organs of speech Discuss and illustrate the organs of speech Lecture
Speech laboratory
CDs, LCD projector
LAptop
Media presentation
Speech production Analyze how speech is produced Reporting Paper and pencil test
Properties of voice Identify the properties of voice Class Discussion One minute paper
Voice Qualities Differentiate voice qualities Drill and oral production The muddiest point
How to Develop a Pleasing
Impressive Voice
Perform techniques in developing a
pleasing/impressive voice
Peer teaching One sentence summary
Stress Recognize the importance of stress Micro teaching Oral test
Sounds of English (Vowels,
Diphthongs, Consonants, Intonation,
Stress)
Perform pronunciation drills on vowel,
diphthong and consonant sounds; observe
correct rhythm and intonation in their oral
production
Macro teaching
Paper and pencil test
or performance test
MIDTERM EXAMINATION 1.5
Paper and pencil test
or performance test
5. Non Verbal Communication
(NVC)
*functions
*categories
Examine the nonverbal aspect of
communication
Demonstrate the functions of NVC
Illustrate the categories of NVC
6
Lectures/Class discussion
Group dynamics
Games
Informal creative groups
Interactive learning
Multi-media presentation
Paper and pencil test
Role play
6. Public Communications 9
Forms of Group Discussion
(Symposium, Panel Discussion,
Debate, Meetings)
Categorize and perform the various forms of
group discussions

o Class discussion
o Dimensional question
approach)
o Multimedia
Presentation
o Handouts
o Paper and pencil
test
o One minute papers
Topics on Gender and
Development
To raise students awareness of gender issues
in the society

Group Dynamics
o Brainstorming
o Panel Discussion
o Informal creative groups
debate
o Simulation of Meetings
o Buzz sessions
o Speech Delivery
o Public Speaking with focus on
GAD concepts
o Resource person
o Film
o The muddiest point
o Written Speech
o Speech Delivery
Introduction to Public Speaking Discuss public speaking, its purposes and kinds
Ethics of Oral Communication
(The Ethical Speaker)
Prepare and deliver a speech
FINAL EXAMINATION 4 Performance test

VII. REFERENCES
Agravante, Josefina & Villy Buenaventura. Speech Communication.Diliman: UPOU, 2002.

Cayanan, et al. Effective Speech Communication.Valenzuela City: Mutya Publishing House, 2000.